- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - A glassmaker has announced that it is closing its headquarters in Muncie and relocating to the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers.

Ardagh Group confirmed the plan Thursday in a statement released to The (Muncie) Star Press (https://tspne.ws/1X1kqYx ). The company told the newspaper that a date hasn’t been finalized, but its office-based Muncie location will close no later than the end of the year.

More than 200 people are employed at Ardagh Group’s office in Muncie.

The company said most of the Muncie employees will be based out of the new Fishers office and some could be relocated to the Marion facility.

Ardagh Group’s glass manufacturing plants in Dunkirk and Winchester and its facility in Marion won’t be affected by the change.

Over the years, the company has grown steadily, acquiring Muncie-based jar and bottle division of Saint-Gobain and Verallia in 2013.

Ball Corporation is the largest former glassmaker to leave Muncie. Ball ended glass production at a plant in Muncie in 1962 and moved its headquarters from Muncie to Colorado in 1998.

Muncie-based Jarden Home Brands, a former component of Ball Corporation, relocated its headquarters from the Delaware County city of Daleville to the Indianapolis area in 2014.

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Information from: The Star Press, https://www.thestarpress.com


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